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Security guard roughed up by irate customer @ Fish Bay

- Security guard was just following social distancing instructions
A security guard was allegedly assaulted by an irate customer at Drakes Traders on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Photo: VINO
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Eyewitnesses to an alleged daring assault of a security guard while executing his duty at a popular hardware store on Tortola are calling for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrator.

The incident allegedly occurred at Drakes Traders at Fish Bay yesterday, May 6, 2020.

According to one customer, who said he was in line in his vehicle, he observed the security guard letting a vehicle in ahead of others.

“I got to understand that the vehicle he let in was not going to the store but to the warehouse and all of us in line were going to the store so it made sense.”

The eyewitness said that he didn’t hear the full argument that ensued between a man, who got out of his vehicle, and the security guard, “But I can tell you that man was full of wrong, he was up in the security man face. He constantly pointed his hand at him while all the security kept doing was explaining that he is following the rules.”

Customer gets physical

It is alleged that the verbal exchange between the two men escalated and persons claimed to witness the customer aggressively poking the security officer in his chest.

“The security did the right thing, he walked away and while he was walking away that man attacked him again insisting that he is a customer and no security should try to stop him from entering,” alleged the eyewitness.

As part of its COVID-19 measures, Drakes Traders has been encouraging customers to remain in their vehicles until their turn to enter the store.

This news site understands that the alleged assault matter was reported to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and investigations are ongoing.

46 Responses to “ Security guard roughed up by irate customer @ Fish Bay ”

  • Social distancing (07/05/2020, 10:40) Like (91) Dislike (30) Reply
    Social distancing is used as a Divide and Conquer technique, you people don’t see it now but once your fully programmed with this motion, there will be no more uniting of people, no more protesting, no more coming together as a people for greater goods, some of you just do what the governments says and even if that’s the case you should always read and research where these things come from... just remember in the future this martial law tactic will come back and haunt you your being set up
    • Rational (07/05/2020, 10:48) Like (53) Dislike (23) Reply
      Keep your thoughts to yourself. I hope you dont have children to pass on this dirt to.
      • Social distancing (07/05/2020, 11:16) Like (23) Dislike (9) Reply
        boy sit your 5 dollar azze down before i make change
      • @Rational (07/05/2020, 11:33) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
        I’m sure that guy/lady children has way more knowledge than you or your kids... they say if you want to hide something from a person put it in a book, you people will die for lack of knowledge if you don’t put your lives in your own hands, not everything is a conspiracy... the C.I.A made that term “Conspiracy theorist” to help cover up the JFK assassination but ppl like you wouldn’t know that, go get yourself a book
    • To social distancing (07/05/2020, 14:10) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
      Well, why don't you find one of the confirmed Corona virus case and let them cough in your face, but divide and conquer
    • Eyes open (07/05/2020, 21:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stay woke brother
  • Issa setup (07/05/2020, 10:43) Like (13) Dislike (17) Reply
    All these new regular rules that we follow from
    Babylon (Amerikkka) is not to get control of the situation. More like get control of you

    Anyone who actually thinks the government really cares about your safety should recall the draft, endless wars, and 911
  • Hmm (07/05/2020, 10:49) Like (4) Dislike (44) Reply

    he messed with the wrong local

  • Yes agree (07/05/2020, 10:54) Like (1) Dislike (45) Reply

    Some a them security guards have no respect think them could speak to you anyhow

  • Eh eh (07/05/2020, 11:14) Like (1) Dislike (64) Reply
    Good for he downisland behind I don’t feel bad for that security
    • My girl (10/05/2020, 07:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I wish it was your family member that was being placed in this position I wonder if you would really be still applauding this kind of behavior (stupidness don’t make sense ) reading this really makes you have to think how can anyone be that stupid with a comment like this .
  • Jaigon (07/05/2020, 11:29) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    My grand mother used to always say, words are kind and blows is unkind. Even if the man speaks to you in a certain way, you have no authority to put your hands on him whether it be local, island man, expatriates or you from Mars. But what I will say, I hope this never happened to me because I swear, any man who feel they so high and mighty to put them hands on me, will not have that same hand to put on another person.
  • u (07/05/2020, 11:31) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    @hmm d guy was doing what he sopose to do u feel proud remember there a thing call carmar he might put his hand on the wrong to u never know u rejoice to quick
  • Ridiculous (07/05/2020, 11:58) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    BS local or not wrong is wrong and right is right. Follow the dam rules if that's what is required.
  • phone (07/05/2020, 12:07) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Did anyone take out their phone and start recording what was taking place. ?
    • Dwl hmm (07/05/2020, 14:09) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Lol u sound nosey no f lol u want see it live like callwood own ehh lol
  • The TRUTH (07/05/2020, 13:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Couldn't have been me, cause I would have whooped your ass.
  • Yessah (07/05/2020, 14:07) Like (0) Dislike (16) Reply

    Send them i***8 p**** back down the island. & we will not suffer

  • jr (07/05/2020, 14:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The fire is burning, people what's the matter with us god have mercy on us please.
  • say what!!!! (07/05/2020, 14:51) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Just pent up aggression or the lack of oxygen going to the brain due to the mask
  • Getting irritating (07/05/2020, 16:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    These foolish bloggers willfully posting this island man, send back blah blah blah are so irritating. Us with sense know you are being willful and have an agenda. We know that you do not represent the views of the majority. You are trying to divide and promote hate and strife and it may even be political. God is seeing you coward behind your screen and in time he will deal with you. Bvi ain’t got time for your nonsense.
  • what a thing (07/05/2020, 17:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hurricane season soon start. You keep talking about Islandman. You will need us again. All of us will leave when the time come and we will see what will become of some of you all.
    • what a thing (08/05/2020, 03:57) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      These Virgin Islands been around long before you arrived and will be around long after you gone so stop fooling yourself: stop biting the hand that feed you, It is the same country that allowing U to put food on the table where U are from: if a hurricane should damage your island you will continue living right here sending back money to your homeland.......2050 will meet you right here in the Virgin Islands so stop your stupid talk !!!!
  • Know When (07/05/2020, 17:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    And not one cell phone image/ video?
  • Shameful (07/05/2020, 17:53) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was there from beginning to end with a clear view. The customer was dead wrong. Some people feel they could do as they please regardless. Rules are there for a reason. The customer also had no right to be up in the security face and to put his hands on him. If this was someplace else it would not have ended the way it did as the customer would not have left acting so high and mighty. It was shameful. The security was doing his job.
  • Tadow (07/05/2020, 17:55) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Allow me to share two encounters that I have experience with two different security guards.
    Encounter No 1. I went to National Bank and I observe the security guard putting customer in a different line that I and others were in. So I queried with the security guard what the line represent, he said to me essential workers. Now some of the customers that I saw him directed to the line, I know for a fact they were not essential workers. So asked the security guard who are essential workers he replied government works, those that he directed to the special line. I said to the security guard either in the briefing you misunderstood or you were misinformed. He said to me that what was said to him. I seized the opportunity to enlighten him as to who are classified as essential workers.

    Encounter No 2. My spouse and I when to Bobby's supermarket to do some shopping, so we are standing in line. together waiting our turn to tidy up our hands to enter the store. Here come the security guard telling us we can't stand together. I said to the security guard the lady that is standing next to me is my spouse. He echoed again you all can't stand together. I let him to know, don't start nothing you can finish partner. I have said that to say this, discretion and common sense can go a far way, a lot of them don't have none of them. So a lot more of them is going to get hand scrabble before this is all over.
    • @tadow (08/05/2020, 08:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are in the wrong, one person per household to shop! Also, if you both need to go just observe the social distancing. How are the staff expected to know it is your spouse. You should t expect them to keep asking. Pure selfishness
  • My viewa (07/05/2020, 19:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just wondering why there is so much hatred Iin this small island. The fire of hatred is burning in the heart of some local people and those from other island. One question I want to ask is if the bvi islander are treated the same way in other island or country also some of this locals have more than one passport and they are citizens of other countries. They have houses,business and land in other island or country. some of our forefather's came from African during slavery and were taken to different island. Families were separated and taken different islands. These people from other island contribute to the welfare of the economy. Some of them are doctors teachers lawyers nurses we locals go to but yet we disrespect them and their country. We need to stop t and think about our actions. When we needed help the Islanders came and took some of the students from the bvi and continue their education in their country. The Islanders were one of the big supporters in ensuring the bvi bounce back after 2017 hurricane. We need to deal with the root of this hatred among bvi citizens and those from other island
  • Foolishness (07/05/2020, 20:24) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Drakes' Security Guards are always so pleasant, friendly, and accommodating.

    You did the right thing Security Officer by not engaging in the buffoonery.

  • more of u all less of us (07/05/2020, 23:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    it seems to me like the handful of bvilanders in these islands who people think is speaking against expt and hating on them might not be born virgin islanders but those who is naturalize and want the others to get outa dodge
  • legal team (08/05/2020, 09:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good morning and sorry to be late,this morning;legal team and associates had some important legal matters to present to the tortola privy council at the court of public opinion on vino.

    This is the only opportunity we the people have to express the good and bad in society,because those in authority,in high positions,do not listen to us,but when we blogg intelligently on vino,they will respend.

    A lot of people in authority,would read your bloggs,and they themselves do blogg and persons who benefit from their administrative foavours and [free-pass] would blogg in their defense.

    So you the vulnerable man in society,blogg dem aaaaassss.

    They wont silent us on our court of public opinion: we are not qualified to blogg in a court of law,We blogging on vino.
    Section 183 of the Criminal Code, 1997, laws of the Virgin Islands,defined and criminalized certain actions in public to be a common assault:-

    [" Any person who unlawfully assaults another commits an offence and if, the assault not committed in circumstances for which a greater punishment is provided by this or any other law,is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars OR BOTH"]

    So according to the law,assault is a very serious offence,under BVI law.

    In our court of public opinions on this news site, based on the reliable reporting of vino,having interviewed credible witnesses, legal team and associates applied the facts to the law,and find this man guilty as charged by the bloggers.
    We will call on the police,to arrest and sentence him.

    Elton Leonard,did not commit a criminal offence,under law in the BVI,but Elton Leonard was arrested?
    This man who attack the security offence,committed a criminal offence under the law of the BVI.
    He is not wrong-he is not right: But he is GUILTY!!

    He has right to appeal our sentence at the vino privy council,if he so choses.
    We will not lash-out at him and his council like the magistrate,we will not behave like a supacop-robocop CLOWN,because on vino,we don't curse,nor insult,nor judge,nor defame anyone's character.we just blogging,blogging,blogging..

    • Mandela (08/05/2020, 10:07) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ Legal team. Mr. can you be bold enough to tell the general public where you presently resides and what meaningful contribution you are making to the BVI apart from blogging on ever story.
      • At mandela (08/05/2020, 18:00) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        ah wah me ah r\heah here. yu not bold enough to say u not nelson mandela but u want legal team.
        every body making dem comment,and dat you ah come with,we laughing at dis one,first me ah know somebody birthname is legal team, and for a person to know so much about bvi that person must had make, making or not making contributions in bvi, sometimes in life you can tell when people have it in for people,..
        if I really suspect who legalteam is that person is the boldest person ever walk in bvi and that person make more contribution in bvi on the records,,what writing a note on vino blog have to do with makin contribution in bvi bro..vino will call legal team for his real name,,whats yours,gway back Jamaica..gway..
  • Security Cam (08/05/2020, 09:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We shall see what Drakes Security Cam.... picked up.
  • legal team lol (08/05/2020, 18:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    BREAKING NEWS! [" Legal Team has no intention to make a contribution to the BVI or to anyone,in the UK"]
    The only contribution that legal team,will be making,morning,noon and night,is blogging on vino! lol
    A member of parliament,just ring my telephone and alert me to mandela's blogg. LEGAL TEAMIS IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
    The caller addressed me as" legal team",and i said,hey,what's going on. so mandela,dont feel hurt.soon,everyone is going to be infected with a disease call [" LOVE"] lol.And we all will locked-down in
    Hey Vino, thanks a lot for having the Legal Team in the sportlight on your democratic news site, You dont know vino,how elated I am for this recognition.I didn't realized,that legal team bring customers to VINO.
    I don't expect legal team to be in the spotlight on the other news site, because legal team does not blog there,so everyone is watching vino news for legal team blog; Come one come all..
    but guest what an associate of legal team brought a joke to the table,that even in public offices persons are arguing of who is legal team.The associate lol.
    Legal team has already said,the reason ,legal team will not check his original birth paper to see his name and put it,is because legal team is not in public life,and anytime legal team come out,all those who didn't get a chance to exhail their stress of hate,would take it out on legal team the blogger and forget all about the news headline-lol--lol--lol
    correct ,legal team has never made any contribution to her majesty's [british overseas territories] of the virgin islands, legal team is not making any contribution right now,and legal team will never make any contribution in the future..

    One love.

    legal team can feel some people shaking.Have no fear,legal team is in consultation with uk queen's counsel.
  • Freedom of speech (08/05/2020, 20:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    who ever invented commenting in blog should get a person comment from a prison in south africa as mandela to send a message to a writer, to identify his self and where he is?what contribution,to pay a landlord rent.
    I not to shame to say some of the legal stuff I reading here is new to my brain.

  • tv (08/05/2020, 22:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let me make my contribution on this topic. The man who attack the security gard must get charge..thats my contribution to the bringing up of tola..
  • Joker (08/05/2020, 22:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am here for the laugh. But now I rolling.
  • to mandela and others (09/05/2020, 08:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The CEO of the 'legal team' group has made a decision to remove 'legal team' from the summary 'court-of-public-opinion' on vino's news sit,because of numerous accusations from members of the public in the legal fraternity,

    who complained to the 'CEO' that legal team is giving too much information about the statutory laws and the constitution, making it difficult for persons in authority to continue to abuse their authority in society.

    Effective immediately 'legal team' will be dismissed from the firm and replaced by another team member in another 'court-of public-opinion' on VINO.We call on all viewers and writers on vino,to continue to express your freedom of speech,in a respectful and discipline manner, and please note,its no use you attempt to curse,insult,

    defame or blastfame religion,on vino. because vino,from all indication will not publish it.

    vino publishes reliable news and decent bloggs.

    Thank you. see at the next 'court-of-public-opinion' soon on vino.

    We love you, from the CEO of the teams of legal matters.
  • No. (09/05/2020, 12:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we disagree with ceo,ah yu soft, legal team should get a purple heart medal for the contribution to the territory.we like to say all what our fore fathers did to make the bvi a better place,legal team never hide his identity,thats a blogname,so all of you using blog name,but want other people to say where dem is,l.t is british and we bvi is british ay ay.
    that's the name we want to see in our public court house,let dem big lawyers and others show off in dem law court.the news is our court,i never hear more foolishness writers telling writers be bold and show yr face?chwa
  • Mandela (09/05/2020, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOL. Ok Mr. knight Rider continue to change up you blogging name and defending yourself from Mandela’s blog. Ah love it. Your style and fashion of writing has sold you out a long time ago. You can fool those who do not know any better and who are not do well versed in laws of the territory but you will not be able to fool me.
  • Really (09/05/2020, 20:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The funny thing about people is that,the legal team has been very open for 1o years on vino,from vino's achive and everybody seems to have an interest in legal team, a man who live life waiting for when god come for his world,and god will decide how long legal team live on earth and god will decide how long others live on earth,person are taking stress over what? corona virus has shot down the world.
    legal team once on vino gave his birthname, stage name and blogg on vino.everyone has a blogg name,and using blog name and want other persons to say their name,wah this.

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